Passengers from Kinmen arrive at Xiamen, East China's Fujian province on Jan 8. [Photo/Xinhua]
A total of 13,018 vessel trips were made between Xiamen and Kinmen, an islet in Taiwan in 2018, transporting 1.745 million passengers in total, up 8.1 percent year-on-year, the latest statistics from the Xiamen port authorities show.
The passenger volume recorded is the largest since the route's inception in January of 2001. Currently, the monthly passenger volume stands at around 150,000 people for the route.
A delegation from Sasebo, Japan visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Jan 15 to 18 to explore the operation of cultural institutions in the city.
A delegation from Malaysia headed by Yeoh Soon Hin, executive councillor of Penang State, visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Jan 5 to 8.